Definition of periphrastic
1 : of, relating to, or characterized by periphrasis
2 : formed by the use of function words or auxiliaries instead of by inflection <more fair is a periphrastic comparative>
periphrasticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
First Known Use of periphrastic
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up periphrastic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).